Cameron Lancaster, a teen from Burntisland, Fife, died on Sunday, after a different take on the ice bucket challenge. The 18-year-old has taken part in the challenge that recently became viral and then jumped in a quarry. His body was recovered four hours later by authorities.
The case of 18-year-old Cameron Lancaster is still under investigation. The teenager appears to have taken part in the ice bucket challenge and has been “tomb-stoning” into Preston Hill Quarry near Inverkeithing, along with others his age.
The Scottish police say that “inquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened”, but local councilor Alice McGarry seems pretty sure that the tragic incident had to do with the ice bucket challenge. “There are rumors and speculation that this tragedy is linked to the ice bucket challenge”, she said, adding that children have always jumped off the cliffs at the quarry, but recently more and more kids have started jumping “because of this challenge. There is no confirmation at this stage, but that is what we think has happened.”
Cameron’s family issued a statement confirming his passing: “Cameron died in a tragic accident. His death is such a great loss. During his short life, he touched so many people with his friendliness, kindness and thoughtful generosity of spirit. He will be hugely missed by his family and friends.”